A special team comprising operatives from the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps and the Kick Against Indiscipline conducted an operation on Monday, clearing street traders who were showcasing their merchandise around certain schools within the state.
Additionally, the operatives demolished makeshift shanties erected by these street traders along the perimeter fences of the affected schools.
The schools affected by this operation include Ategbo Nursery and Primary School situated on Ijegun Road at Old Garage Bus Stop, Ijegun, as well as the Local Government Primary School at Pako Bus Stop, Abaranje Road, located in the Ikotun area of the state.
A statement on Monday by the Lagos State Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources noted that the dislodgement and demolition followed the expiration of “served statutory notices on clear breaches of the provision of the 2017 Lagos State Environmental Management Planning Law.”
It said, “Following a widespread trend that is not only worrisome but very unacceptable about our school environment, Honourable Commissioner, Tokunbo Wahab, on Monday gave a go-ahead for special squad operatives of LAGESC/KAI to dislodge street traders and demolish shanties on the perimeter fence of Ategbo Nursery and Primary School, ljegun Road, Old Garage bus stop, and Local Government Primary School, Pako bus stop, Abaranje road, lkotun, Lagos State.
“The operation followed the expiration of served statutory notices on clear breaches of the provision of the 2017 Lagos State Environmental Management Planning Law as it concerns illegal structures by the perimeter fence/roadside, erecting structures on the drainage alignment and operating in a filthy environment.”